State of the West Symposium 2012

Second Annual Conference
Thursday, November 15, 2012
10:00 - 9:00 pm


John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Building
Koret-Taube Conference Center
Stanford University

366 Galvez St.
Stanford, CA 94305

Invitation Only

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Facing the Pacific Rim with open arms, the American West is the most dynamic region in the nation. The western United States has been a source of innovation and growth and can be an engine of economic recovery. We hope you can join us for this special gathering of policymakers, investors, researchers, scholars, and business people in a vibrant conversation about the economic and fiscal prospects of the western United States and Pacific region.

For further details, please see the website of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

10:00 – 11:30 AM -  The Changing Political Demography of the West
Session Chair: George P. Shultz, Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution and Honorary Chair, SIEPR, Stanford University
David Brady, Deputy Director and Davies Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Adele Hayutin, Senior Research Scholar and Director, Global Aging Program, Stanford University
Bruce Cain, Director-designate, The Bill Lane Center for the American West, Stanford University
11:45 AM – 1:30 PM Lunch and talk by Richard Fisher, President, Dallas Federal Reserve Bank
1:45 – 3:15 PM - The Regional Economy
Session Chair: John B. Shoven, Wallace R. Hawley Director, SIEPR and Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics, Stanford University
Steve Levy, Director and Senior Economist, Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy
Chuck Reed, Mayor of San Jose
3:30 – 5:00 PM Dealing with Climate Change
Session Chair: David Kennedy, Faculty Director, The Bill Lane Center for the American West, Stanford University
Noah Diffenbaugh, Senior Fellow, Woods Institute; Assistant Professor, Environmental Earth System Science, Stanford University
Dave Rogers, General Manager, Climate Change, Chevron
Stephen Wright, Administrator, Bonneville Power Administration
5:00 – 6:00 PM Reception
6:00 – 9:00 PM Dinner and Keynote Address 
Gary Herbert, Governor of Utah
By invitation only. Invitations are non-transferable. You will receive your formal invitation by mid-September, 2012.



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